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April 16, 2014 11:09 AM

F1 » Red Bull appeal rejected

Arxhtektov: I believe the rule is idiotic. All cars start with the same mass of allocated fuel. How is it cheating when the RB car did not use any more fuel over the race than all the other cars? The level of technical pedantry that dictates how the fuel is to be dosed has taken this sport to the heights of lunacy. Had they used more fuel than the others, then OK, give them a ban, a hefty fine and a points penalty.
I believe the flow must be restricted so the power is constantly controlled. I believe that as there is no limit on the turbo bar pressure, the best way to control the power is by a restricted flow of fuel. I am guessing that if the turbo boost bar was increased the engine would need more fuel to compensate. If this was not controlled the engines would have huge amounts of power like in the earlier turbo era. Hopefully somebody will explain it more accurately than I can


April 14, 2014 5:39 PM

F1 » Mercedes calling for increased Red Bull sanction

here4thesun2: so now the moral question just for fun: if Dan decided to not drive over the fuel flow limit as directed by the team (team order), would he have been wrong?
How would he have been able to make that decision. It's not like there's a meter on his steering wheel.
Lifting his foot off the throttle or changing the engine mapping/mixture whilst being advised on the flow rate by his pit crew.


April 14, 2014 11:45 AM

F1 » Mercedes calling for increased Red Bull sanction

cassyo: I can understand why Mercedes is the first to throw the stone. However they seem to have short memories when it comes on how they (Mercedes) have been treated by FIA last summer, after their private test.
Perhaps then, Red Bull should do what Ross Brawn did and suggest their own punishment if found guilty. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander and we can't have double standards in F1, can we....


April 14, 2014 12:16 PM

F1 » Mercedes calling for increased Red Bull sanction

richard: buzz. but the brawn suggested punishment was not a punishment, except for the young driver who missed a chance of a bit of mileage! by the way, newey is still worth every bit as much as he was before. he did nothing that was against the rules. all the bulls did was to use the maximum flow that the rules dictated, as the flow sensor is misreading. the issue now is that there were two different items covering the use of a flow sensor. one was a rule and one was a directive, which is claimed has no legal standing. so was the "offence" against the spirit of the rules? probably less so than mercs splitting their turbo! but it does show that merc fear the bulls. however, as they should have no input or bearing on the hearing, I doubt that anyone will listen to them.
What I meant was Adrian Newey must be worth loads of money financially and yes, he's still the best out there, no question. I agree with all you say.


April 13, 2014 10:11 PM

F1 » Dennis: We must end season winning

Buzz45: Merc did not give customer teams all the info on the engine before they got it. Mainly that the turbo and compressor are at different ends of the engine. That left space at the rear of the engine so the aerodynamics would be more efficient with a coke bottle shape body. Look at the rear bodywork of the Merc compared with the other Merc powered cars. It also allowed for a different weight distribution. It was all shown on Sky TV and explained by Martin Brundle.
mclaren got the engine details at about the same time as Force India and Williams, who appear to have responded better than Ron's team. McLaren need to develop a chassis that gets them ahead of those teams first, then there is the limping (quickly) Red Bull
Fair comments !

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